Mindfire Enters The Darkroom
Busy producer Mark Altman of Mindfire Entertainment/CFQ Films, who has wrapped ALL SOULS DAY, HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 and ROOM 6 all within the last 18 months, has a new film before the cameras in LA: a serial-killer thriller called THE DARKROOM. Written by Mike Hurst and Altman and directed by Hurst (who also helmed by HOD2 and ROOM 6), THE DARKROOM, according to the official synopsis, ?is the story of a nameless amnesiac man [HOMICIDE?s Reed Diamond] who has spent over a decade in a mental institution in hopes of remembering anything about his past. When he is subjected to an experimental drug that fails to help, he suffers a violent hallucination and makes his escape during an altercation between guards and another patient.
?Arriving in the city, he befriends Stanley, a nerdy 15-year-old boy [DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES? Shawn Pyfrom], who lives with his alcoholic mother [BOOGEYMAN?s Lucy Lawless] and his stepfather Bob [ALIAS? Greg Grunberg], while suffering from horrific visions of a terrible creature committing brutal acts on those around him. Realizing that all is not right with his stepdad, who disappears almost every night, Stanley enlists the man?s help to investigate Bob?s hidden secrets, leading them to his locked darkroom inside their home?which may not only hold the clue to Stanley?s questions about his father, but the man?s identity as well.?
?THE DARKROOM is very dark,? Altman tells Fango. ?It?s our SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. We?ve been very happy with Mike?s work on the last few films, so he went right into DARKROOM while he was in post on ROOM 6.? Hurst also previously directed NEW BLOOD and scripted the recent Sci Fi Channel movie MANSQUITO, recently released on video by First Look as MOSQUITOMAN.
Courtesy of Fangoria